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Opening Reception: Claudia Wilburn “NAVIGATE BY RECKONING” – Brenau University Galleries
April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Opening Reception: April 20th 6-8 PM – Renaissance Gallery, Downtown Gainesville on the Square (On the Historic Gainesville ART WALK Circuit)
ARTIST TALK: MAY 4th, 2023 at 6PM – Renaissance Gallery- Downtown on the Square – 106 Spring Street, Gainesville, GA. 30501.
Navigate by Reckoning is a solo exhibition of mixed media works created by artist and educator, Claudia Wilburn. Through an autobiographical lens and the element of oral history, Wilburn’s work exposes personal life experiences, emotional journeys, and memorabilia.
Wilburn’s larger works combine various media such as digital prints, found objects, acrylic paint, relief printing and encaustic transfers, while others begin as black line woodblock prints, imprinted onto different types of paper and collaged back together into a unified image on panel.
The story of Wilburn’s grandparents, who she knew personally, unfolds in each intriguing piece. However, since their passing, their history has now become an oral one, told at family gatherings and other social occasions. Many of these stories are simple, some dramatic and some complicated; interwoven in memory as complex evolving tales told around the family table. These intricate visual investigations serve as a material translation of these histories, and use ephemeral source material as a way to
bring the transitory biography – passed back and forth between family members – into a fixed pictorial realm.